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I bought a Champion3500w generator with remote start. I have an OutBack FlexMax7500 and an Aims 4000w 24v Inverter/Charger with a 2 wire AGS. How can I connect the Aims to the Champion. Wiring here confuses me but i figure someone here as wired the generator to an AGS before.
 
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Hi Joseph, you might have a problem if your ags is only set up for 2 wire start. I watched the company's video and since they can start it at the generator using a 3 position switch which returns to neutral once its started instinct tells me you would need to have an ags for 3 wire start. Here is the difference. 2 wire start generators have a relay waiting to close on a signal. when the relay closes it tells the generator to start. Remove signal and it stops. the generator itself does crank time, number of trys etc from an an board controller. Its very simple at the ags, complicated at the generator. For 3 wire start like on onan generators its 2 separate signals to 2 separate relays. relay 1 turn on relay 2 turn off. The generator on a 3 wire start does not maintain the signal to relay one but uses it only for starting. Crank time number of tries, successful run is all controlled from the ags. Smart ags, dumb generator... Clear as mud?  You would probably need the ags stand alone type from Magnum Energy and hack into the on off switch at the generator. You could try hacking your fob to jury rig something. Understand I'm not sure and would have to play with it...  What is the model number anyways. You have me intrigued since we have a lot of clients who want a cheaper option then what we offer as auto start generators.
Cheers,  David
 
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Champion Model 46565 3500/4000w with remote start
 
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yup that's what I thought.  Three wire start. Here is the hack from Magnum energy. This is for the ags-n (network) you would need the ags-s(stand alone) and confirm with magnum tech support it would work the same way. Hope this helps and does not just pee on the parade. Maybe someone else can give you a better answer. I sure would like to know.
David

http://www.magnum-dimensions.com/sites/default/files/MagAGS/ME-AGS-N-Champion-Model-46512-46565-41535-41552-Rev-12-06-2013.pdf
 
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This company makes converters from two to three wire, allowing RE gear two wire operation. I havd found them for champion.
http://atkinsonelectronics.com/manufacturing/list.asp?lt=gen
 
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That's cool Frank. Price wise would he be better with that one or the magnum and the relays?
 
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About $250 for the atkinson control, if i remember correctly the magnum ags is around the same price.
 
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